November 13, 2011
The Laugh Maker (Studio One)
Season 5, episode 34.
Original air date: 18 May 1953.
A magazine writer is sent to Los Angeles to do a feature story on a comedian who is an oveerbight sensation. He soon discovers that the man who provides such happiness to his viewers is a braggart, a louse and a heel.
Cast: Jackie Gleason (Jerry Giles), Art Carney (Bill Berkson), Rita Morley (Peggy Trent), Marian Seldes (Belle Giles), Sally Gracie (Flo Stevens), Carl Frank (Tom Warner), Marie Stacy (Hatcheck Girl), Rudulph Watson (Headwaiter), Victor Rendina (Harry Gold), Joseph Roman (Floor Manager), Bill Clifton (Piano Player), Charles Reynolds (Director), Jerry Hackady (Electrician), Robert Claborne (Writer), Tom Gorman (1st Man), Joe Graham (2nd Man), Mischa Auer (Cosmo) and Betty Furness (Herself- Commercial Spokeswoman.